Governance Debate - Learning from others

List of DAOs to learn from

This connects directly with the discussion here: Governance Debate - Purpose and Goal exploring what problems our future governance structure has to solve.

This topic here is to collect all interesting projects below!

Links to relevant resources (DAOs, documentations, discussions, …)

  • DAOs that can be said to be “best practice”?
  • What does a specific project do well?
  • Which aspects can we use for our needs?

Name of the DAO

Please also provide links to all relevant documentation or discussion, not only to their main site.

Which aspect is particularly interesting? Why? (optional)

What is unique about it? Maybe they specialize on some particular field, maybe they are simply known and respected for something.

What can we learn? (optional)

Whenever setting up the Blockzero Governance system what should be considered?

  • How does that relate to Blockzero?
  • What can we utilize?
  • What should we avoid?

Please add interesting projects below. If you want provide some additional information following the questions above.


Aragon, DAOstack, Colony, Moloch - Comparison

Comparison and contrast of the essential approaches of four significant Ethereum DAO projects. Aragon, DAOstack, Colony, Moloch (Jun 16, 2019)


They seem to have built a really robust DAO launching platform, launching v2 soon: What's a DAO?

Would be interested to see what this looks like, they only have some technical Dev guide to building available currently - README - Aragon Govern

@Anthony_Blockzero thanks for the link

Badger DAO

launched their own incubator - Introducing: The Badger Annexe 🦡 | by Badger DAO 🦡 | Mar, 2021 | Medium

In the participatory economy, the creator is bidirectional because the customer is also a creator. The participation can happen in several ways:

  1. The customer participates in the creation of the product
  2. The company’s core product enables more people to participate, thereby democratizing the nodes of influence
  3. The customer is aligned with the network’s upside and participates in the financial rewards

Collaborative governance tools: As more companies look to involve customers in decision-making, they need better tooling. Tools like Canny and Upvoty enable roadmap sharing, but they are feedback, not co-creation tools. There is an opportunity to introduce better tooling with features such as built-in polling, voting, and rewards.


Very well structured governance system I can see us taking large parts of.


Radicle’s governance process is structured around an expectation of self-direction. Community “champions” (the individual(s) who created a proposal) are expected to escalate proposals from phase to phase, with guidance from community moderators. There are four stages in the governance process. To be considered an official Governance Proposal, a proposal has to go through all four stages.

Temperature Check → Structured Discussion → Formal Review → Governance Proposal

  1. Create a Temperature Check to initiate an informal discussion around a proposed idea and/or change.
  2. Use feedback from the Temperature Check to draft a proposal that meets the criteria set in this document and start a Structured Discussion (t/r 5 days)
  3. Submit the draft proposal for Formal Review by creating a Snapshot poll (t/r 5 days)
  4. If passed, deploy a Governance Proposal via rad gov . (t/r 3 days)